Our history

Since its founding as a single car dealership in downtown Johannesburg in 1948, IMPERIAL has consistently extended proven capabilities and resources into new products, markets and businesses.

An unrelenting drive for operational excellence and financial performance, the entrepreneurial courage to establish greenfields start-ups, and astute acquisitive activity has enabled IMPERIAL to evolve into a multinational group occupying numerous market-leading positions in logistics, vehicles and related financial services, in 31 countries on five continents.

For over six decades, through economic cycles, political transition and social transformation, the underlying theme of Imperial's development has been leadership in mobility.

Today we are leaders in mobility.